Childhood Quotes

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A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts. ~Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A happy childhood... is the worst possible preparation for life. ~Kinky Friedman

A lot of my childhood memories involve walking home in floods of tears. ~Rachel Stevens

All any child needs is the protection of loving parents and an alternative source of information. ~Robert Brault

All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself. ~Rita Dove

All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views. ~Samuel Richardson

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All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood. ~Benjamin Spock

And I leave the children the long, long days to be merry in in a thousand ways, and the Night, and the trail of the Milky Way to wonder at.... ~Williston Fish

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

But when alcohol comes in, start running. Because there's a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood. ~David Gest

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Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them! ~Max Muller

Childhood is a promise that is never kept. ~Ken Hill

Childhood is a short season. ~Helen Hayes

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. ~John Betjeman

Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath. ~Author Unknown

Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good. ~Katherine Anne Porter

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons. ~Author Unknown

Childhood is the sleep of reason. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age. ~Lydia M. Child

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. ~Bob Filner

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Childhood reading is so important. ~Kristi Yamaguchi

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age. ~Ambrose Bierce

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. ~Paul Ryan

Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood. ~Gertrude Stein

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death. ~Rollo May

Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected? ~Louis de Bernières

For me, being a writer was never a choice. I was born one. All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers. I wrote on everything. I didn't do my homework so I could write. ~Laura Hillenbrand

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms. ~William Gibson

From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else. ~John Philip Sousa

Genius is childhood recalled at will. ~Charles Baudelaire

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Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! ~Charles Dickens

He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast. ~Herbert Gold

How many times do I have to repeat this: my childhood was fantastic. ~Vanessa Paradis

I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up. ~Chester Bennington

I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts. ~Thornton Wilder

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. ~Sigmund Freud

I didn't have a childhood. ~Katy Perry

I don't remember the first half of my life. All I say is a happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life. ~Kinky Friedman

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me. ~Kurt Cobain

I had a really nice childhood; I had great parents. I earned my allowance by washing dishes, and in the summer I earned my allowance by working in daddy's garden. ~Nikki Giovanni

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I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted - stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container. ~Bill Bryson

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood. ~Susie Bright

I had the standard movie geek childhood, because for as long as I can remember, all I wanted to do was make movies. ~Paul Thomas Anderson 

I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. ~Jeffrey Eugenides

I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. ~Charles Lamb

I live 50 miles from London and we've got some of the highest levels of teenage and childhood poverty in the country. It's disgusting. Just because it's a rural area, it gets forgotten. ~Roger Daltrey

I loved 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.' It was such a big part of my childhood. ~Megan Fox

I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies. ~Stanislav Grof

I spent my entire childhood living abroad because of my father's occupation, so we were on long-haul flights all the time. ~Arabella Weir

I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape. ~Dennis Rodman

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I started writing movie scripts. They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when they were finished because they were simple copies of the films I saw in childhood. ~Manuel Puig

I still had a normal childhood with my friends from school. ~Demi Lovato

I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me. ~Bobby Flay

I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things. ~Richard Dawkins

I think actors always retain one foot in the cradle. We're switched on to our youth, to our childhood. We have to be because we're in the business of transferring emotions to other people. ~Derek Jacobi

I think the thumb print on the throat of many people is childhood trauma that goes unprocessed and unrecognized. ~Tom Hooper

I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood. ~Don DeLillo

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange. ~Charley Pride

I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid. ~Patrick Stewart

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. ~Tom Stoppard

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In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in. ~Robert Brault

In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too.  ~Robert Brault

It is never too late to have a happy childhood. ~Tom Robbins

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. ~Margaret Mead

It really was hand-to-mouth and you can say, 'Poor little me, how dreadful, what a deprived childhood', but I didn't feel that way at all. It's all about the attitude at home. ~Carol Vorderman

It's only in hindsight that you realize what indeed your childhood was really like. ~Maya Lin

I've been a musician since childhood, and music is my first love. I love it. ~Steven Seagal

Life is the childhood of our immortality. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me. ~Ethel Waters

Most of us have unhealthy thoughts and emotions that have either developed as a result of trauma or hardships in their childhood, or the way they were raised. ~Steven Seagal

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My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children. ~Bill Cosby

My childhood was appalling. ~Taylor Caldwell

My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education. ~Ronnie James Dio

My childhood wasn't full of wonderful culinary memories. ~Thomas Keller

My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest. ~Steve Irwin

My kitchen looks like the one from my childhood - very homey, with a little bit of Alice in Wonderland! ~Paris Hilton

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My mother had a very difficult childhood, having seen her own mother kill herself. So she didn't always know how to be the nurturing mother that we all expect we should have. ~Amy Tan

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil. ~Ray Charles

My stepdad provided me with an amazing childhood. I played outside like a normal kid, I rode my bike, I walked to school, but the happiest times were when I was acting. ~Demi Lovato

My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier. ~Orlando Bloom

Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes. ~Malcolm de Chazal

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On paper, it looks rough, but I had a great childhood. ~Samantha Morton

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. ~Agatha Christie

One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself. ~Al Sharpton

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. ~Fred Rogers

Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die. ~Soren Kierkegaard

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Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood. ~Andy Goldsworthy

Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age. ~Walter Savage Landor

Sweet childish days, that were as long as twenty days are now. ~William Wordsworth

That great Cathedral space which was childhood. ~Virginia Woolf

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The best mistake I ever made was believing that I was stupid. It was a childhood thing, but it played out big-time as an adult. It scorned me the rest of my life - in a good way. ~Barbara Corcoran

The childhood shows the man as morning shows the day. ~John Milton, Paradise Regained

The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic. ~Bill Cosby

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose. ~Garrison Keillor

The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals. ~Clint Eastwood

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The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death. ~Desiderius Erasmus

The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give. ~Ellen Glasgow

The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies are Latina instead of British, and the cars European instead of American. ~Lorna Luft

The songs from your childhood, when you hear them you get chills all over. ~Vanessa Paradis

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind. ~E. B. White

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The world knows how to straighten out a spoiled child but never makes it up to a child deprived. ~Robert Brault

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. ~Marcel Proust

There are three terrible ages of childhood - 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30. ~Cleveland Amory

There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure. ~Mark Twain

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

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There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~Graham Greene

There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete. ~Carl Lewis

There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility. ~Maria Callas

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days. ~Plutarch

To trade a childhood wonder for a plausible explanation - is there a worst trade one makes in life? ~Robert Brault

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We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. ~George Eliot

What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn't save any money. ~Charlie Sheen

What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence. ~Martha Beck

What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen. ~Cynthia Ozick

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When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. ~Sam Ewing

Writing was not a childhood dream of mine. I do not recall longing to write as a student. I wasn't sure how to start. ~John Grisham

You know, I'm trying to sometimes sit down and write some stories about my childhood and maybe one when I'm an old lady put them out like a book. ~Shelby Lynne

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